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Doctor insights on: Does Age Affect Heart Rate Response To Exercise

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Dangerous to exercise with a high resting heart rate of 155+ all responses greatly appreciated thanks! also I am already seeing a cardio and have med

Dangerous to exercise with a high resting heart rate of 155+ all responses greatly appreciated thanks! also I am already seeing a cardio  and have med

?: Bonnie, it's hard for me to imagine that your cardio has not treated your resting heart rate of 155+. This is damaging to your heart whether you exercise or not. Moreover, if your resting heart rate is near its maximum, you're not going to get very far with your exercise. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of an exaggerated heart rate response to heat? I am fully hydrated but HR is very high (140's walking). I am elite athlete

What could be the cause of an exaggerated heart rate response to heat? I am fully hydrated but HR is very high (140's walking). I am elite athlete

Many causes: Tachycardia can be caused by many things. Dehydration, thyroid issues, electrolyte abnormalities are just a few potential cause. You should see your physician and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Biofeedback - which is more accurate for generalized anxiety, galvanic skin response or heart rate variability?

Biofeedback - which is more accurate for generalized anxiety, galvanic skin response or heart rate variability?

HRV: I can speak for heart rate variability and say that it is an accurate and powerful way to assess biofeedback. We have used hrv based devices in our clinic with good response. ...Read more

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When i stand my heart rate goes up to 120. I get weak and achy and my body sways. Could this be because i haven't exercised? I'm scared to.

When i stand my heart rate goes up to 120. I get weak and achy and my body sways. Could this be because i haven't exercised? I'm scared to.

Classic signs POTS: Postural orthostatic hypotension is a condition which is well known to occur in young women. This is a benign condition treated with lots of fluid, salt, ted stockings, and tilt training. If needed the condition can be treated with certain medications. Talk to your doctor. A test call head-up tilt table testing could help in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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When working out, i my heart rate tends to read a bit higher than normal around 190bpm during vigorous exercise, but i don't feel bad. It's this ok?

When working out, i my heart rate tends to read a bit higher than normal around 190bpm during vigorous exercise, but i don't feel bad. It's this ok?

Rapid recovery: With vigorous exercise this is not very abnormal as long as your normal heart rate returns after a few minutes' rest. You could go through a treadmill stress test to document that there are no significant problems. ...Read more

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What should my heart rate be at my age?

What should my heart rate be at my age?

Heart rate: Resting heart rate for a normal adult is 60-80bpm, with exercise we target heart rate to age and phsyical status. ...Read more

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Whats a normal change in heart rate with exercise?

Whats a normal change in heart rate with exercise?

Increased heart rate: Exercise is cardiovascular (aerobic) if you raise and elevate your heart rate for an extended period of time. Preferably you would like to elevate your pulse to 65-85% of your max hr. Max hr= 220- age. So for example if you are 30yo your max hr = 190 BPM and you would want to elevate your heart rate to at least 125 to 162. If you are strength training it will be a smaller increase than that. ...Read more

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I exceeded my maximum heart rate for my age, is this bad?

I exceeded my maximum heart rate for my age, is this bad?

No: Maximum heart rate for age is a PREDICTED heart rate and is only a guideline. When I supervise treadmill stress tests, I see people exceed their predicted max everyday. As long as you feel ok (tired and winded, of course!), it's okay. ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more